Friend or foe?

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Friend or foe?

Postby Ricasso » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:19 pm

I see lot's of these little fellas in my garden. I think they're called fire bugs? Not sure. Question is, should I befriend them or are they pests. Does anyone know? Thanks.
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Re: Friend or foe?

Postby El Cid » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:20 pm

No idea, but it’s not the dreaded palm beetle.

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Re: Friend or foe?

Postby costakid » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:25 pm

I dont know there name but if in doubt leave them alone. I have seen them or similar on the beaches east of Malaga.

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Re: Friend or foe?

Postby Ricasso » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:35 am

I've seen them in Germany too..
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Re: Friend or foe?

Postby gerryh » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:09 am

A quick Google search reveals all. :wave:
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Re: Friend or foe?

Postby knowal » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:59 pm

Ricasso wrote:I see lot's of these little fellas in my garden. I think they're called fire bugs? Not sure. Question is, should I befriend them or are they pests. Does anyone know? Thanks.
They are harmless. Let them live!
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Re: Friend or foe?

Postby Rummii » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:19 am

Hi all they seem to attack my veggies especially broccoli and cauliflower think they used leaves for egg laying ......


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